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The Kid Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 7, 2010
There's something even more hard-to-take than a cherubic tot trying his or her darndest to be adorable: it's an ugly kid acting annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...boring and slow and unfunny and a waste of Bruce Willis' time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This is obviously a blowoff role for Willis; apart from a few frantic scenes where he thinks he's crazy, he appears to be reading lines in his sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
...revives that "inner child" pop-psychology drivel that was popular for about two months back in 1991. ...a syrupy second act full of painful memories involving sick parents, handicapped dogs (no joke!) and forgotten ambitions.
Luis Martinez
June 3, 2002
Si el nio que alguna vez fuimos nos preguntara qu es lo ms importante que hemos aprendido en nuestra vida, qu responderamos?
| Original Score: 8/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 16, 2002
A compelling movie that challenges us to confront our inner child and incidents in the past which have deeply influenced us.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
Boasts a terrific performance from Bruce Willis.
Full Review | Original Score: short
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 20, 2001
Seldom does one find a film that meets expectations so thoroughly.
| Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
By rights The Kid should be dreadful. Surprisingly enough, it often soars to heights of not bad.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The characters don't act like real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Warm-hearted and effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
It's not the big movie of summer 2000 that everyone's been waiting for, but it's solid, if ultimately uninspired, July entertainment.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This Kid's hard to resist.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Bruce Willis deserves full props.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Only the hardest heats will refuse to be warmed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
More of an adult movie which kids might like, than visa versa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
A forced, frenetic farce which tries to be both comedic and touching, but fails on both counts.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
For all its pretensions and a tremendously tear-jerky climax, The Kid does have winning ways and some decent laughs.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A charmless, saccharine sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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